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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                            (Air Force One)
For Immediate Release                                 September 10, 1999
                       AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate William B. Bader as Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State.

Dr. William B. Bader of Alexandria, Virginia, is currently serving as Associate Director for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the United States Information Agency. He is a former Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Bader has served as a Foreign Service officer with the Office of Regional Political-Military Affairs, as a senior staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under the Chairmanship of Senator J. William Fulbright, and as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Policy in the Department of Defense. He has been the European Representative to the Ford Foundation, Senior Vice President of SRI International, President of the Eurasia Foundation, and served most recently as a Visiting Economics Fellow at the World Bank. He was on the faculty of Princeton University and served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of Austria Between East and West: 1945-1955, The United States and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, The Taiwan Relations Act: A Decade of Implementation with Jeffrey T. Bergner, as well as numerous articles. Dr. Bader has received the Meritorious Service Medal from the Department of State, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, and the Officer's Cross for Science and the Arts, First Class from the Republic of Austria. He served on active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1958 and presently holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Dr. Bader received a B.A. from Pomona College in 1953, an M.A. in 1960 and a Ph.D. in 1964 from Princeton University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Munich in 1953-1954.

The Assistant Secretary is responsible for broadening long-term dialogue with foreign publics through a variety of person-to-person exchanges, programs to affiliate U.S. and foreign academic institutions and foster the teaching abroad of U.S. studies and the English language thus strengthening educational institutions abroad.

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